Located in northern Wyoming, cradled by the iconic Bighorn Mountain range, the City of Sheridan, (pop. 17,800), is known as a vacation destination, as well as a travel stop due to its close proximity to Interstate 90 and U.S. Route 14. The Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains are an outdoor recreation enthusiast's paradise, with hiking, biking, camping, boating, hunting, rock climbing, and photographing the wildlife and scenery, among the many activities to enjoy. The city’s downtown area hosts a variety of festivals, including an Annual Wine Festival, multiple street festivals, farmers markets, and every summer Sheridan hosts the annual WYO Rodeo.
The City of Sheridan is governed by a strong mayor form of government, with a city council consisting of six members elected at large citywide. The mayor is also elected in a citywide vote. The city provides comprehensive municipal services, including police and fire protection, building plan review and inspections, road maintenance, park and cemetery maintenance, water and sewer services, solid waste and recycling collection, and landfill services. The city operates on a 2020 budget of $47,627,826 with 185 FTEs.
The City Administrator is appointed by the governing body made up of the city council, including the mayor, who is the presiding officer. The City Administrator appoints and supervises the executive leadership staff. The City Administrator is responsible for providing professional managerial leadership and direction to all city departments for efficient operation and implementation of the goals developed by the mayor and city council. The City Administrator works with the executive leadership team to develop and present an annual budget that meets the policy objectives of the city council.
A bachelor's degree in public or business administration or a closely related field is desired. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in local government management, or a satisfactory combination of experience and education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position, is required.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sheridan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 23, 2020 (open until filled).